Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Philippians 1.18b-26

Brothers and sisters:
So long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,
Christ is proclaimed, I rejoice in it, yes, and I will rejoice.
For I know that this will turn out to my salvation,
through your supplication and the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
according to my earnest expectation and hope,
that I will in no way be disappointed,
but with all boldness, now as always,
Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
For to me life is Christ and death is gain.
If I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruitful labor for me,
yet I do not know what I will choose.
I am in a dilemma between the two,
having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain,
yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.

Responsorial – Psalm 42.2, 3, 5cdef Resp. 3

R. My soul thirsts for the living God.

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so my soul pants after you, God.

R. My soul thirsts for the living God.

My soul thirsts for God, the living God.
When shall I come to see the face of God?

R. My soul thirsts for the living God.

I used to go with the crowd,
and led them to God’s house,
with the voice of joy and praise,
a multitude keeping a holy day.

R. My soul thirsts for the living God.

Gospel - Luke 14.1, 7-11

When Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on the Sabbath, to eat bread, they were watching him carefully.

So he told a parable to them who were invited,
noticing how they chose the highest seats at the table,
saying to them:

"When you are invited to a wedding,
do not sit down in the highest place,
since perhaps someone more honorable than you has been invited,
for the one who invited you both will come and say to you,
'Give this man your place',
and then you will go with shame to take the lowest place.

But when you are invited,
go, sit down in the lowest place,
so that when he who invited you, comes, he may say to you,
'Friend, go up higher.'
Then you shall be respected by those who sit at table with you.

Because everyone who exalts themself, shall be humbled;
but those who humble themself, shall be exalted.

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